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Best of … personal property security

Written by: Editorial Staff

December 6, 2011
Filed Under Best of, Safety 

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A list of the best of personal property securityContributed by Tim Brugger, Top 10 Guru

Unfortunately, securing our personal property is an on-going necessity.

There are simply too many folks that would rather take than earn what they get, and that means taking our stuff. But short of installing a full house security system or hiring guards to patrol the yard, many of us don’t know where to start.

The good new is that there are steps you can take to protect what’s yours, and it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune.
Take a look at some of our suggestion for the best affordable personal property security measures.

Keyless entry

No more fumbling for keys

biometric lock from Grainger

Protecting what’s yours begins outside; not allowing folks with less than honorable intentions access to what’s yours is the best means of personal property security. A large hardware store has a ton of keyless, biometric, touchpad and other keypad entry systems. They also stock lots of keyed entry hardware and even padlocks for securing cases, cabinets and smaller spaces.

Fireproof safe

Lock up valuables

fireproof safe

Securing your personal property means more than just protecting it against bad guys; fires, floods and other disasters can cause every bit as much of a problem. You don’t need to have a fortune in diamonds to warrant this fireproof safe. Important papers (wills and such) along with valuables will be safe in this heavy gauge steel bad boy.

Pool alarm

Prevent drowning accidents

 pool alarrm

One of the best ways to prevent use of your pool without permission – and more important, to prevent a child’s accidental drowning – is swimming pool security. A pool supply store has both fencing and pool alarms perfect for home use. Installing fencing, fence and gate alarms and pool alarms is part of being a responsible pool owner.

Looks real

Outfox the bad guys

A list of the best of personal property security

Unless the bad guy is real good, he’ll never know this little ditty is actually a faux security camera. Posting a few of these around the premises will ensure offenders think twice before testing your personal property security. You can pick up two or more of these for a small price to pay.

Smart lighting

Motion sensitive safety

A list of the best of personal property security

Not having someone try and take your stuff is, of course, ideal. But you have to admit, it would be one hell of a show to see the expression of an ill-intentioned sort who gets unexpectedly caught in a 300 watt explosion of light, all because he moved. That would be precious; and for nearly 30% off, you can enjoy on the cheap.

The camera they’ll never see

Low light clarity in a tiny format

covert camera

There are times when you want have a real (or mock) security camera in plain sight to discourage theft or break-in. But other times, real security requires a camera like this one that almost no one can spot. This 1.25″ square camera capable of transmitting clear images even in poor light, letting you keep an eye on babysitters, domestic employees or visitors when they think no one is looking.


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